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Fostering Fortnight In Wokingham

Fostering Fortnight In Wokingham

Fostering In Wokingham Although most people know fostering transforms the lives of children in care, many don’t realise just how much joy it brings to the lives of foster carers as well.   During the past year Wokingham Borough Council has recruited eight new fostering households, but there are still many children who want to […]

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Update on Peach Street Development – Demolition

Update on Peach Street Development – Demolition

Peach Street Demolition Visitors to Wokingham town centre have started to see real changes now that the Peach Place demolition works are almost completed, with the 1960s parade of shops removed and work started to remove the last properties adjacent to the Redan public house.   Peach Place The demolition work is being carried out […]

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New Legal Powers For Wokingham Borough Council To Prevent Flooding

New Legal Powers For Wokingham Borough Council To Prevent Flooding

Wokingham Borough Council To Prevent Flooding   Wokingham Borough Council now has new legal powers to help prevent flooding across the borough, following its successful application to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to make land drainage byelaws.   The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 allows local authorities to make land […]

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Free Tennis Weekend – Official opening of the new tennis courts at Cantley Park

Free Tennis Weekend – Official opening of the new tennis courts at Cantley Park

Free Tennis Weekend On Saturday May 13 at 10am the new tennis courts at Cantley Park in Wokingham will be officially opened by Wokingham Borough Deputy Mayor Cllr Rob Stanton.   Wokingham Borough Council Wokingham Borough Council has been working in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to significantly improve the current nine outdoor […]

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Wokingham Borough Primary School Admissions 2017

Wokingham Borough Primary School Admissions 2017

PRMARY SCHOOL ADMISSION SUCCESS   Primary School admissions – Wokingham Borough Council has revealed this week (April 18) that 89 per cent of children whose parents applied for a primary school place will get a place at their first preference school.   The borough council received more than two thousand applications (2,067) for places for […]

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Wokingham Litter Pick This Month Yields 10 Tonnes Of Rubbish

Wokingham Litter Pick This Month Yields 10 Tonnes Of Rubbish

Wokingham Litter Pick Wokingham Litter Pick  -The annual borough-wide litter pick took place earlier this month (April 1 and 2) and saw over 900 volunteers taking part and clearing rubbish across the Wokingham Borough. Around 10 tonnes of rubbish was collected with the recyclable material such as cardboard, paper and cans sent to a recycling […]

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Potential New Home For Wokingham Library

Potential New Home For Wokingham Library

Wokingham Library Wokingham Borough Council’s ambitious vision of an enhanced, combined leisure, culture and community quarter at the Carnival site in Wokingham could take a step forward at next week’s decision-making executive (March 30).   Carnival Site The aspiration at the Carnival site is to bring together a range of great things for people to […]

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Wokingham Grass Cutting Plans for 2017 Addressing issues of 2016

Wokingham Grass Cutting Plans for 2017 Addressing issues of 2016

Wokingham Grass Cutting With spring just around the corner, Wokingham Borough Council’s grass cutting contractors are getting out for their first cut of 2017.   Following the introduction to a new way of working last year, Wokingham Borough Council is confident residents will not experience a repeat of the issues encountered again. The council worked […]

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Redevelopment of Gorse Ride South is set to get underway

Redevelopment of Gorse Ride South is set to get underway

Gorse Ride Redevelopment The long-awaited redevelopment of Gorse Ride South is set to get underway if Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive approves the first phase this month (March 30).   The council-owned homes in Gorse Ride South have suffered under investment due to a lack of funding available to Wokingham Borough Council and require significant […]

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Wokingham Community Litter Pick Announced

Wokingham Community Litter Pick Announced

Wokingham Community Litter Pick Wokingham Borough Council is inviting all residents to come along and take part in the annual community litter pick on Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 2.   Litter picks will take place in Arborfield, Barkham, Charvil, Crazies Hill, Earley, Emmbrook, Evendons, Finchampstead, Hurst, Norreys and Wescott, Remenham, Shinfield, Swallowfield, Twyford, […]